Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best, classical, and most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. This trek is full of wonders. It offers you the ultimate trekking experiences all in one. The pristine Himalayas, serene nature, traditional culture of the different ethnic groups, and cascading waterfalls among many others are sure to keep you forgetting the outside world.

On the ABC trek, you will witness the beauty of the world’s 10th highest mountain Mount Annapurna (8091m), and scared Mount Machhapuchhre (6993m) along with other mountains. Also, you will experience diverse geography, and a variety of flora and fauna and enjoy the pleasant walk passing through vibrant rhododendron, oak, and bamboo forests along the way. Not only this, you will hike to the famous PoonHill viewpoint where you will get 360-degree panoramic views of the magical mountains, and finish the trek with a relaxing hot spring in Jhinu Danda.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a comparatively easy and short trek compared to other high-altitude treks in Nepal. Anyone with basic physical fitness can easily do the trek.

You can start the Annapurna trek either from Ghorepani or go directly to ABC through Chommorong. Most people do it from Tikhedhunga, Ulleri.

Our Annapurna trek package is also designed via Ulleri, Ghorepani route. But we can customize the itinerary anytime as per your needs.

Best time to visit Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The best time to go for this trek is in Spring (March-May) and Autumn (Oct-Nov) seasons. If you trek in spring, you will be mesmerized by the picturesque views of blooming rhododendron woods. The days are warm and clear skies for mountain views.

The Autumn season is the busiest trekking season in Nepal. This season starts after the monsoon which means all the dust and pollution are washed away and the atmosphere is amazingly clear. You can get a crystal clear view at day and night time too.

What should I pack for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

When it comes to Annapurna Base Camp Trek you don’t need to pack a ton of clothes and trekking gear. A few pairs of clothes including jackets and trousers to keep you warm during the night time along with trekking poles, glasses, and comfortable boots is enough to pack for the ABC trek. And remember you don’t need to spend fancy for these items. You can rent or purchase everything you need in Thamel.

Things we recommend to pack for the Annapurna Base Camp trek are:

  • 20-25 ltr daypack
  • Hat
  • Sunglass
  • Gloves
  • Long-sleeve T-shirts: 2-4 pairs
  • Normal/Thermal Underwear: 2-3 pairs
  • Bra: 2-3 pairs
  • Down Jacket: 1 pair
  • Normal Jacket: 1-2 pairs
  • Trekking Pants: 2-3 pairs
  • Hiking Boots: 1 pair
  • Woolen Socks: 2-3 pairs
  • Sleeping Bag
  • First Aid Kit, Toiletries, and other necessary items

Note: These are the basic items you need to pack for the trek in general. However, you can add or remove stuff as per your needs. And always try to make your backpack as light as possible. Don’t bring unnecessary gear and items.

What kind of food and lodging should I expect on the Annapurna Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp trail offers you one of the best food and lodging experiences during the whole trek. Hotels in this region have decent enough rooms to keep your stay cozy and comfortable except on the base camp. There are only a few lodges on the base camp and on top of that, it is extremely cold at the night. So, our company provides you with sleeping bags during this trek.

The food in Annapurna trek is pretty good and delicious. Unlike in the Everest region, the food here is easily assessable and they are comparatively cheap and fresh too. Yes, you can enjoy the non-veg meals during the trek but after the Sinuwa village meat is not allowed till the base camp. However, you can enjoy the dishes with eggs, cheese, and even tuna items.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is considered to be the easy to moderate level trek. Because the maximum altitude you will gain during the trek is 4,130m which is Annapurna Base Camp itself. Otherwise, most of the time you will be hiking at a lower altitude below 3000m.

The trekking trail is not so steep and rugged. On average you have to walk 5-6 hours a day. So, it can be a bit difficult for a beginner without prior training and preparations.

So, we recommend you exercise for a month or so before doing this trek. Cardio activities like running, swimming, cycling, and doing yoga to improve your breathing should be good enough to prepare for the trek.

For better understanding here is the altitude chart of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

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Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu arrival day  (1400m)

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (827 m)

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2874m)

Day 5: Hike to Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2590m)

Day 6: Trek to Chhomrong (2210m)

Day 7: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2600m)

Day 8: Trek to ABC (4130m) through MBC (3700m)  

Day 9: Trek to Bamboo (2310m)

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m)

Day 11: Trek to Nayapul (1100 m) and drive to Pokhara (827m)

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu(1400m)

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu (1400m)

Cost Includes

Airport pick up and drop service in a private vehicle

Welcome dinner and farewell dinner.

Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights) and Pokhara (2 nights) at tourist standard hotel along with breakfast

Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge

All three meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), fruits after dinner and tea/coffee (3 times a day)

Tourist coach drive to and from Pokhara (air ticket or private vehicle can be arranged on the client’s behalf upon request)

Government certified English speaking trekking guide

The entire cost of the staff members involved in the trek (their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation)

Porters (one porter for every two trekkers) and his entire expenses (salary, food, accommodation equipment, and insurance)

Charges of all necessary documentation and permits that include a permit for Annapurna Conservation Area perm, Trekkers Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card

Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request), should be returned to the company after completion of the trek. 

Company’s duffel bag, and a company’s t-shirt as a souvenir.

Trekking route map

First Aid Kit (carried by a trek guide)

The arrangement of helicopter rescue service (trekker’s travel insurance must cover this expense)

All applicable federal and local taxes. 

Cost Excludes

Nepal visa and International flights fare.

Dinner and Lunch in Kathmandu and Pokhara besides welcome and farewell dinner.

Expenses for your clothing and personal gears

Your personal equipment and other expenses such as mineral water, soft beverages, laundry, hot drinking water on the trek, bar bills, showers, internet, battery chargers etc. 

Your travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation

Tipping to the guide, porter, and drivers

Any other expenses not itemized in the "What is Included in the Trip cost? " are your personal expenses. 

Itinerary

Our representative, who will be there at the airport with your name card, welcomes you in Nepal and transfers to you to your hotel. After you freshen up, we will meet you at an agreed location and time for the briefing of the upcoming trek. We will take you for a welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We will take to Pokhara in a tourist coach. It’s a long drive however you will be rewarded with the views of the countryside of Nepal. Beautiful views of flowing rivers, green hills make your travel fun. After you check into a hotel in Pokhara, you can roam around this beautiful tourist destination in Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.
We will transfer you to Nayapul in a private vehicle. Your actual trek starts from Nayapul. Soon after you start the trek, you will be allured by the beautiful countryside sceneries. In about half an hour, you will reach Birethanti where the two rivers confluence. You will go through green meadows, gushing streams and beautiful villages prior to arriving at today’s destination Tikhedhunga.
Today is the tough but rewarding day of this trek. You will ascend on a steep stone staircases. The trail offers you an astonishing vista of mountain Annapurna South and Mt. Hinuchuli. The other attraction of today’s trek is green Oak and rhododendron forest. You will pass through few settlements that include Ulleri, Banthati prior to arriving Ghorepani where you halt for the day.
Today is another important day of your trek since you will hike to Poon Hill- one of the most famous viewpoint- in the Annapurna region. Poon Hill offers you the astounding panoramic view of various mountains including Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu and Annapurna range. After feasting your eyes with the mountain views, you will climb down to Ghorepani for breakfast prior to heading to Tadapani. You will pass through green woods and streams on route to make your way to Tadapani. Overnight at Tadapani.
You will get ready for the trip after breakfast as usual. The path leads you downhill through big rhododendron trees. As you continue through the forest you will enter a beautiful terraced farm. You will pass few waterfalls, suspension bridge while moving ahead in a moderate trail. After crossing Churjung village, you will arrive Chhomrong after crossing a few kilometers ups and down path. Overnight at Chhomrong
In the beginning, the path descends towards Chhomorong Khola, a local stream, over a stony staircase until you cross a suspension bridge over it. Then you will go uphill through a forest. In today’s trail, you will enter the bamboo forest gradually and the view of Mount Machhapuchhre becomes more vivid. Finally, a dense forest above the gorge leads you today’s destination Himalaya Hotel.
It is an exciting day today as you are arriving at the destination of your trek. You will walk down to the bank of Modi River; from where, a moderate upward path leads you to the base camp of Mount Machhapuchhre. You will have a panoramic view of mountains from there. After some time, you will arrive at the Annapurna Base camp. You will be surrounded by the mountains there and also have a view of Annapurna glacier. Overnight at ABC.
You will start the day with the beautiful views of sparking mountains in the rising Sun. Today on the way back you will have a spectacular view of valley and river. You will arrive Bamboo after crossing the forest and descending down for about an hour. Overnight at Bamboo.
You will start the day on an uphill track to Sinuwa. You will have an interesting walk via forest, farmland and observing people at work as the density of the area increase as you move forward. You will have a steep descend to Jhinu Danda through Chhomrong. Overnight at Jhinu Danda.
Today is the final day of your trek. After breakfast, you will ascend a steep path for about an hour before descending to Phedi. You will have an excellent view of the surrounding valley while on the route. We will transfer you to Pokhara from Phedi in a private vehicle. You can explore Pokhara stretching your aching leg. Overnight at Pokhara.
Today you will drive back to Kathmandu in a tourist coach. You will have views of the gushing river, vegetation and local lives on the route. You will be transferred to your hotel upon your arrival in Kathmandu. We will take you out for a farewell dinner tonight. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your final departure as per your flight schedule. You will fly back to your home country with beautiful memories of Annapurna Sanctuary trek and Nepal.

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